All full-time students will have a designated Guidance Tutor who will act as your key point of contact for all matters relating to your course, progress and attendance, as well as any personal matters you may want to discuss.
Our Guidance Tutors work closely with the lecturing teams and will support you with various issues that may affect your learning whilst at College, and will closely monitor your attendance and progress.
You may meet your Guidance Tutors prior to coming to College at a pre-entry guidance meeting. If not, your first meeting will be during Induction and thereafter on a weekly basis either in the classroom or during ‘drop in sessions’ when your Guidance Tutor will be on hand to answer any questions.
You will also be assigned a Course Tutor, whom you will be timetabled to meet with to receive academic support and guidance.
Personal Support and Referral Service
Your Guidance Tutor will be able to give you a general overview of your course programme and what is expected of you, and will liaise with lecturing staff regarding your attendance, punctuality and progress in class. This will be tracked and a meeting arranged if attendance drops below 100%, to identify whether or not there is a need for any additional support.
Guidance Tutors are also responsible for reporting on attendance for bursary purposes and can arrange additional support with your studies, if required. They also have links with external agencies that may be able to provide the support you are looking for at the time. Guidance Tutors meet class groups of students in timetabled guidance sessions, but they are also available for one-to-one support for all students.
Think beyond your course
Guidance Tutors can help you plan for your future by helping you to think practically about the skills you are developing and how these skills can help your employability prospects or progression on to another course. They are there to help you with future planning and personal development.
Contact information for your Guidance Tutor will be given when you start your course. This is usually done by email, telephone or text. Guidance Tutors are based in room SG30 at the Aberdeen City Campus, M112 at Aberdeen Altens Campus and at Student Services at the Fraserburgh Campus.
For general information about guidance, please contact:
Aberdeen City Campus Student Services Reception
Telephone: 01224 612284
Fraserburgh Campus Student Services Reception
Telephone: 01346 586129